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1 May 16, 2012 Patricia A. Popp, State Coordinator Project HOPE – Virginia

2 HUD’s assurances for education Intersections with EHCY Promising Practices


4 Title X, Part C 2001 Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

5 Reauthorizes the Stewart B. McKinney Act, originally enacted in 1987 Provides states with funding to support local grants and statewide initiatives Requires educational access, attendance, and success for homeless children and youth

6 Office of the State Coordinator

7 LEA Homeless Liaisons e/liaison/documents/Liaisons.pdf e/liaison/documents/Liaisons.pdf Share training, invite to CoC Form child/youth subcommittee

8 Create MOU for information sharing Develop referral protocols Know the EHCY definition of homeless

9 An individual who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, including children and youth : sharing housing due to loss of housing or economic hardship living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to lack of alternative adequate housing living in emergency or transitional housi ng

10 Including children and youth :  abandoned in hospitals  awaiting foster care  having a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, regular sleeping accommodations

11  living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations  migratory students meeting the description  unaccompanied youth meeting the description

12 PreK-12 – 16,420 PreK – 490 (enrolled) Elementary – 8,574 Middle – 3,250 High –4,106 Hyperlink: NCHE State Profile Pages



15 Posters Family brochures HOPE briefs NCHE Webinars and HOPE training

16 School is the most normal activity that most children experience collectively…For homeless children it is much more than a learning environment. It is a place of safety, personal space, friendships, and support. Oakley & King, 2000

17 Enroll students immediately in local school OR Maintain student enrollment in the school of origin when feasible and in the student’s best interest Includes transportation Even across school division lines Get the student enrolled and keep the student enrolled!

18 Free school meals Title I Special education Gifted programs Transportation After school and summer programs Head Start and (Even Start), VPI


20 Use an education checklist at intake Discuss school of origin (checklist) Develop an education plan as part of family’s case plan Link to school services Title I Tutoring After school programs

21 Develop a cohesive strategy to support school stability Map school addresses with shelters and transitional housing programs Include school stability as a criterion in placement decisions


23 Do not mandate enrollment in local school Do not automatically refer family to one school Review after school participation requirements that would limit SOO

24 Child Nutrition Act Title I, Part A Higher Education Act Early Intervention (IDEA Part C) Head Start


26 If no CSC, who will be designated? Share training Infant and toddler and early childhood initiatives Head Start Task Force ECSE PP Shining Stars Screening tools, behavior, enrollment HOPE Seminars NAEHCY Conference

27 J:\HMSE_PICS.mpg


29 Project HOPE-Virginia The College of William & Mary P. O. Box 8795 Williamsburg, VA 23187 757-221-7776 877-455-3412 (toll free) 757-221-5300 (fax)

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